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7 Things To Think About Before You Accept or Turn Down A Counteroffer

You sit down with your boss to tell her you’ve been offered a job elsewhere and that you’ll be leaving the company in a few weeks. It will probably be an awkward conversation—and it will become even more uncomfortable when she asks you to stay. She might offer you better incentives, like more money or a job promotion. But as enticing as the counteroffer may be, career experts say there are a few things you’ll need to think about before you accept.

Should I share details of the new job with my current employer?

Why did I start looking for a new job in the first place?

Will my job be on the line if I decide to stay?

How will I be treated if I accept the counteroffer and stay?

Do they really value me as an employee?

How can I turn down the job offer without burning bridges?

How can I turn down the counteroffer without burning bridges?